La Plata High School Alumni

La Plata, Maryland (MD)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Chuck Heiss
Chuck Heiss
Class of 1982
Air Force, 8 Years

Assigned to the 351st Security Police Squadron at Whiteman AFB in Missouri. Was member of Ranger Flight and worked with the Minuteman 2 missile system. Separated after four years at the rank of Staff Sgt. Called back to active duty in 1991 for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm where I was assigned to the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing at Richard Gebauer AFB and ordered deployed to Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Donald Johns
Donald Johns
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

Really not much to say was proud to do so I learned so many things that has helped me in my life
miss La Plata I am teaching in Milwaukee and I give extra point if a student find La Plata on the map
Harry Renninger
Harry Renninger
Class of 2008
Air Force, 8 Years

I am currently serving in the 344th Recruiting Squadron in Texas as a hiring manager for the Air Force. I was was previously attached to the 11th LRS at Andrews AFB serving as a vehicle operator.
John M. Harrison
John M. Harrison
Class of 1955
Navy, 3 Years

After graduating from the University of Richmond attended OCS then served as Communications Officer, USS Shangri-La (CVA-38). Cruises included Med and Cuba (missile crisis).
Joseph Reed
Joseph Reed
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired in 2003, Marine Barracks 8th & "I" Streets SE, Washington, DC, MSgt/E-8) Logistic Chief/Barracks Safety Officer. Prior to retirement, served at Marine Tactical Aircraft Control Squadron-18 (MTACS) Camp Futema, Okinawa, Japan; Facilities Maintenance, Quantico, Virginia; 1st Light Anti-aircraft Missile Battalion, Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona; Facility Maintenance Detachment, Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan; Senior Drill Instructor/Drill Instructor, 2nd Battalion, "Fox" Company, Parris Island, South Carolina; Service Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; American Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel & Columbo, Sri Lanka, Marine Security Guard Battalion, (State Department), Quantico, Virginia; 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, "Kilo" Company, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Marine Barracks Ground Defense Force, GTMO Bay, Cuba
laura mcmahan
laura mcmahan
Class of 1979
Army, 5 Years

MOS: 41C fire instrument control repair, shop office clerk
Leary Cusick
Leary Cusick
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

Paul E. Liles
Paul E. Liles
Class of 1970
Navy, 16 Years

Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida (Company 273) Sep 1972-Oct 1972
Naval Training Center - Great Lakes, IL Machinist Mate "A" School 1972-1973
USS Shenandoah (AD 26) - Norfolk, VA April 1973 - June 1973
Nuclear Power School - Bainbridge, MD June 1973 - May 1974
Nuclear Power Training Unit (S1C) - Windsor, CT June 1974 - December 1974
USS Orion (AS 18) - Norfolk, VA December 1974 - April 1975
USS Parche (SSN 683) Charleston, SC & Vallejo, CA April 1975 - March 1977
USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631) - Newport News, VA & Groton, CT March 1978 - August 1980
U.S. Navy Submarine School (Advanced Engineering) - Groton, CT August 1980 - August 1984
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Newport News, VA September 1984 to June 1986
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - Kittery, ME June 1986 - February 1989
Richard Gordon
Richard Gordon
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Richard K. Burch II
Richard K. Burch II
Class of 1998
Air Force, 9 Years

Lackland AFB TX (6 months)
Sheppard AFB TX (8 months)
Grand Forks AFB ND (4 years)
Davis-Monthan AFB AZ (4 years)
(1 tour in support of Operation Noble Eagle, total of 16 temporary duty missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom)
5 years on the Honor Guard w/ over 1200+ volunteer hours
Shaun Wright
Shaun Wright
Class of 2004
Navy, 4 Years

Served four years on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) out of San Diego, CA.

Classmates Spotlight

La Plata High School Classmates

Kim Taylor
Class of '80

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School News

The Changing Scene Reunion II

December 26, 2009 @ The Blue Dog Saloon, Rt west of Port Tobacco. Join LPHS alums Jack Mudd '70, Chuck Spalding and Bill...
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Our La Plata High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our La Plata High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in La Plata are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!